Dental Implants Dental implants are a great alternative to dentures, bridges, and other types of false teeth. Unlike the majority of tooth replacement options, dental implants are a permanent solution to the problem of missing teeth. A dental implant offers a variety of advantages, including:

Better Appearance. Dental implants become part of the bone in your jaw providing a permanent replacement for missing teeth. They look and feel just like your own teeth, and eliminate gaps and sagging facial muscles.

Increased Confidence. Without gaps and sagging facial muscles or the problems that occur when dentures slip, you can smile and live confidently without worrying about your teeth.

More Comfort. Implants act like natural teeth, so they don’t cause discomfort like dentures, and they don’t require extensive cleaning like a bridge.

Improved Speech. Dentures can slip or move around in your mouth, causing you to slur or mumble your words. Implants allow you to speak normally, just as you would with real teeth.

Long-lasting. With proper care and a regular dental hygiene regimen, your dental implant can last a lifetime.

Easier Eating. Dental implants act just like your real teeth and won’t slip or move when you chew your favorite foods.

Better Oral Health. An implant, unlike a bridge, does not require the alteration or reduction of other teeth. A dental implant bonds to your jaw, supporting the health of your jaw and facial muscles. Dental implants are also easy to clean – just brush and floss as you would your natural teeth – making it simple to maintain good oral hygiene.

Convenience. Let go of the worries associated with removing and caring for dentures, and forget about messy adhesives and cleaners. Your dental implant requires nothing more than a toothbrush to keep it clean.

Dental implants are successful in most patients. Consult your dentist to see if you're a good candidate for dental implants. You may require a standard dental extraction to remove any remaining parts of the old tooth, and you'll need healthy gums and enough bone in your jaw to keep the implant in place. Your dentist will be able to address any concerns you may have.

At Greene Comprehensive Family Dentistry, we specialize in dental implants at our Ruckersville dental office. Ask your dentist or contact us to discuss if a dental implant might be able to help you. A dental implant may be a permanent solution to missing teeth or denture maintenance issues!

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